Jessica Mendoza is joining the New York Mets as a baseball operations advisor.
According to a release from the club, “Mendoza will provide insight to Executive Vice President & General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen as well as the entire Baseball Operations Department. Her focus will be in the areas of player evaluation, roster construction, technological advancement and health and performance.”
Mendoza is a two-time Olympian and was a member of the U.S. Women’s National team from 2001-2010. She joined ESPN in 2007 and since 2016 has been an analyst on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast. She will remain a part of the Sunday night broadcast team while in her role with the Mets.
“Jessica is incredibly well respected throughout the industry and we are excited to bring her into the organization,” Van Wagenen said in a press release. “She is a world-class athlete and experienced television analyst with an extremely high baseball IQ. We are confident that she will help us in our efforts to win now and in the future. This hire demonstrates the continued support from ownership to invest in the intellectual capital of the New York Mets.”
“I am excited to work with Brodie and his team and am thrilled to be associated with the Mets and their storied history,” Mendoza said in a press release. “I’ve known Brodie and Jeff Wilpon for years now and I’m honoured to be a small part of the organization. I would also like to thank ESPN and Disney for their understanding and confidence as I balance both tasks moving forward. Baseball is a passion of mine and I look forward to expanding on my love for the game.”